DIY lip scrub for soft and full lips!
Have you ever exfoliated your lips? Well, ladies (and gents), today is the day to raid the kitchen for a simple DIY sugar lip scrub. In under 5 minutes you can exfoliate dry skin and enjoy soft, kissable lips all day.
A lip scrub combines exfoliation with much needed moisture to to keep lips softer longer, even in cold winter weather.
This recipe is a classic! A little honey combined with sugar and almond oil is all you need to moisturize and slough off dead skin
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
Mix everything together in a small bowl until you have a paste. Apply to lips with fingertips and massage into your lips to gently slough off dry, dead skin cells. You’ll be tempted to eat the mixture – it tastes pretty darn good! Rinse with warm water and follow with lip balm.
Optional extra add ins
You can’t go wrong sticking with just sugar and honey, but sometimes you want to get experimental in the beauty test kitchen. Here are a few add-in ideas to take your scrub to the next level of awesomeness.
- Add a dash of cinnamon or cayenne if you want to naturally ‘plump’ your lips. Start with a tiny, tiny amount because it’s easy to overdo it and wind up with irritated lips, which sort of defeats the purpose.
- If your lips are starting to get cracked and painful, open up a vitamin E capsule and add it to the scrub.
- Add a dash of cocoa powder for nourishing antioxidants and a bit of chocolate flavor.
- Mash a strawberry in there and the natural citric acid will help polish lips along with sugar. Plus you’ll get a dose of vitamin C to help combat signs of aging around your mouth.